Tanushri currently serves as a Science and Research senior staff writer. She is a first-year from Fremont, California with broad interests in computer science, engineering, and the environment. When not typing furiously on her laptop, she enjoys hiking around the San Francisco Bay, longboarding, and binge-watching The Office.

Articles by Tanushri Sundar (13)

Contemplative studies examines future growth, addresses past criticism

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Contemplative studies examines future growth, addresses past criticism

April 23, 2018 0 comments

For 11 hours a day, Lan Anh Pham ’18 meditated under rigorous Vipassana tradition in rural Wisconsin as part of a 10-day meditation retreat during her sophomore year.

University doctoral candidate investigates dwindling rabbit species native to campus

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University doctoral candidate investigates dwindling rabbit species native to campus

April 23, 2018 0 comments

It is hard to believe that the wide-eyed, puffy-tailed rabbits that scurry around campus are actually an invasive species, while the species native to the region is disappearing.

Firas Khatib, assistant professor in computer and information science at UMass Dartmouth, created a video game that helps solve protein-folding problems and harnesses  “human intelligence on a mass scale.”

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Educational program unites video games, protein folding

April 12, 2018 0 comments

Imagine playing a video game that also makes scientific contributions to the field of computational biology.

The University will make changes to the CIT to promote interdisciplinary work among faculty in fields such as graphics and robotics.

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CIT to create more labs, public space

February 27, 2018 0 comments

As part of ongoing efforts to expand the University’s computer science resources and facilities, the first floor of the Thomas J. Watson Sr. Center for Information Technology will be renovated this summer.

Loren Albert, Voss postdoctoral research associate at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, began her biology career at Reed College before earning her PhD at the University of Arizona.

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University researchers use drones to study forests, carbon cycle

February 21, 2018 0 comments

Loren Albert, one of four Voss postdoctoral research associates at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, is taking her research to new heights.

In their research, Provost Richard Locke P’18 and his former student Greg Distelhorst, a current MIT professor, also noted that their findings were more pronounced in the apparel sector.

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University study suggests compliance with labor standards benefits companies

February 12, 2018 0 comments

Multinational enterprises have a lot to gain by treating their factory workers well, according to new research by Provost Richard Locke P’18 and his former student, Greg Distelhorst, now an assistant professor of global economics and management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The researchers isolated neurons in the sixth layer of the brain’s cortex, aiming to study more closely their connections to each other and other parts of the brain. The team hopes to explore the relationship between the thalamus and cortex further in future research.

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University researchers uncover new structures in mouse brains

January 29, 2018 0 comments

A sixth, largely unexplored layer in the cortex was the focus of a recent study by Brown University neuroscientists.

Humanities students cite more concern about post-grad employment than other concentrators

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Humanities students cite more concern about post-grad employment than other concentrators

December 5, 2017 0 comments

CS students can schedule meetings with tech company recruiters who pay to meet them, while humanities students may get job announcements in their inbox.

Sci-fi writer talks sexuality during week in residency

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Sci-fi writer talks sexuality during week in residency

November 14, 2017 0 comments

For Samuel R. Delany our humanity does not come from talking about sexual activity.

Med student talks undocumented experience

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Med student talks undocumented experience

October 18, 2017 0 comments

Krissia Perla ’15 MD’21, a first-year student at the Alpert Medical School, spoke about her experiences as an undocumented student.